We put off putting Jack in a big boy bed. Part of the reason was that Jack never tried to climb out and he liked being in there. It was his little safe place. The biggest reason though, that we didn't switch was because everyone would tell us "Once you put them it the bed, they will never take naps!" or "Once you switch they will be coming in your room every night!"
So we waited. Well the time finally came we decided to switch. Before we did I went over the rules for the new bed.
1. You can read/play/etc in your room, but no leaving your room.
2. If you want to leave or it's time to wake up let Mommy or Daddy know
I was praying that he would follow the rules and off to the big boy bed we went....
It has been a success...he is being such a good boy. At night we watch him in the monitor (it's so funny!) and he gets his books, jumps around a little, and then turns off his light, turns on his star turtle and goes to sleep. I can't believe it was this easy. He still naps, and in the morning he yells "I'm ready to wake up!"
Let's hope this lasts. I think it will...I have to say, when given rules, Jack is very good about remembering them, and following them.
How was your transition? Easy? A nightmare?